Giving up - WHO ME????
Friday, March 20, 2015
OK - so I lost my head a few days ago and decided to give up. Boy I’m not to bright sometimes!!!!!
Many, many of you wrote on my blog, sent me goodies and sent emails. I read every single one and they all made a huge difference. A few stood out and kind of punched me in the gut with the realization of the fact that people I’ve never met really do care! I began trying to get my head on straight and had what some would call a big set back, but I called it a major wake up call!
Tuesday the 17th I was out with my husband James and my mother-in-law when I began to feel really sick and terribly thirsty. I had not tested my sugar in a couple of days because I had lost my meter. James insisted we go buy a new one. I did and it showed high enough to scare me. I checked my self into the ER and was there several hours getting my blood sugar down to a safe level. I realized that not only had I lost my meter but I had been forgetting to take my meds! I really screwed up this time. I knew then I had to get back on my healthy eating plan.
So, I started back low carb and my sugar is coming down. It is going a little slowly because I just had cortisone shots in my knees on Wednesday and that keeps your sugar up a few days. I am already feeling better being off all those high carbohydrates. I was so encouraged when the doctor at the ER and my own doctor the next day told me that I needed to go back low carb. It was a validation for me that low carb is the way to go for me. I of course will still be using the Beck Diet solution ideas for the mental and emotional aspect of the whole thing.
I also went out and bought a new scale, one that will actually weigh me. It says I am 420, my doctors scales showed on Wednesday that I was 423, and the weight at the ER was my original highest weight of 426. So what do I go with???….Since I have access to mine every day, I am going with it and resetting my weight tracker to a high of 420. Not because it is the lowest…if I had my preference I would just as soon stay with 426 as that is easy for me to remember! LOL but I want my losses to be accurate and if I leave it at 426 and then put my current weight of 420 it will look like I have lost 6 pounds when I haven’t! So there is the long explanation of why I am resetting my high weight!
I took a new picture and got rid of all the old ones. A new adventure deserves a new picture.
I want to thank all of you again. It really made a huge difference in my attitude to know that so many took time out of their day to reach out to me. I truly believe I am finally back and ready to do this again.
Oh and of course I am on a new log in streak…lets see how high I can get before I forget to log in!!!!!
Oh and happy Sparkversary to me!!!!! the 15th marked my 9th year.